Beyond imaginable, all inclusive experience with the world class service and exceptional amenities. Even though we love small properties and are not very keen on all inclusive concepts we have to admit Grand Velas properties are must visit when traveling to Mexico, and here is why..

Grand Velas Nuevo Vallarta

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Gran Velas Resorts offer its best in class hospitality at their Riviera Maya – Yucatna’s famed white sandy beaches as well as Riviera Nayarit along breathtaking Banderas Bay.

Awarded 5 Diamonds provide to their guests top of the line and beyond compare experience, certainly one you should not miss. Weather you seek romantic or family getaway this resorts are great choice for your next Mexican Vacation.


Presidential Suite -Riviera  Maya

Presidential Suite -Riviera Maya


Yucatan being most spectacular vacation destination will offer you white sand beaches and turquoise Mexican Caribbean Sea. This property is certainly breathtaking one. Here you will indulge everything from exquisite accommodation and spacious suites with spa-like bathrooms, private terraces with plunge pools to amazing views of the jungle and crystalline see.

If you choose Pacific side as your destination, you will enjoy spectacular views of the Sierra Mountains and Banderas Bay pristine beaches and championship golf courses and endless variety of outdoor activates within the resort or its vicinities.

Piaf Restaurant Grand Velas Resort

Piaf Restaurant Grand Velas Resort

When visiting either one of the properties you will feel pampered with private butler service (This is what we loved. Yes, each guest has assigned personal butler) who will assure all your needs are met with a warm and friendly smile. They will assist with dinner or Spa reservation or any other activity.

Grand Velas Resorts reinvented All Inclusive concept offers luxury experience and fine dining restaurants with menus prepared by acclaimed chefs from around the world, including Spain, France, Italy and Mexico of course. You will enjoy chic gourmet restaurants, casual family bistros, outdoor eateries with ocean views, poolside bars, and hip lounges and flavors from modern French to Asian Fusion.

For an incredible experience of the art of French cuisine try Piaf” Restaurant. Elegantly designed spaces, with Swarovski crystals, which will almost transport you to Parisian luxury of the 1940s. Piaf awarded 4 Diamonds restaurant brings you French classic dishes prepared with passion and innovative spirit. I loved their duck confit, seafood bouillabaisse and divine Bourguignon-style escargots. Their decadent desserts and perfectly selected wine list all together offer a true culinary delight.

Chef Frida Restaurant Grand Velas Resort

Chef Frida Restaurant Grand Velas Resort

Their Mexican restaurant “Frida”, named by famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo offers exceptional Mexican cuisine with modern twist and truly reflect the rich culinary heritage of this country. Gourmet menu features delicacies as Yellow fin tuna “al pastor” with grilled pineapple, onion, salsa and cilantro salad, duck in two textures with colorful mole and garbanzo pureé with nuts. Simply – Perfecto y Delicioso. An experience,that should not be missed by all culinary savvies.

When staying at Riviera Maya be sure to embark on a culinary journey through the flavors of Asian cuisine at Sen Lin Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy exotic dishes such as tender soft shell crab marinated in roasted garlic and breaded in tempura, marinated duck in ten spices served with warm plum sauce, and angus beef scallops with rice noodles, a true taste from around Asia. Simply divine.

Spa Pools

Spa Pools

And if all this was not enough my ultimate experience was visit to their Spa as I was transported to the world of well being and rejuvenation with the incredible hydrotherapy circuit which includes a clay room, ice room and experience pool with aromatic essences, flowers, candles and hot smooth stones. After this experience all my tensions and stress were washed away and I could feel recharged and found my inner peace.

Inside Tips.

Getting here : Fly to Cancun to enjoy Grand Velas Resorts Riviera Maya and Puerto Vallarta International Airport to stay at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit property.

Time to travel : Best time in Mexico to visit is anywhere from November – June for a perfect weather. Summer months do remember tend to be rainy on both coasts.

Family Resort : Travelers with young children will be thrilled with the Kids Club. All staff is professionally trained and are friendly and polite.


 Dorota Antoszkiewicz

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